I think this outfit was unintentionally inspired by all the kids in town going back to school this week in their cute little uniforms. I spent Monday in the city again for a bunch of meetings and to see my acupuncturist (priorities!) and was surprised when I actually needed the blazer especially since I was wearing a short skirt. There was a chill in the air that I haven’t felt in months.
To be honest it felt good, but I also immediately started feeling sick, something that always happens to me with the change of the season. Luckily I already had the acupuncture appointment so she helped me a lot, then I came home and immediately made a big pot of miso soup with zucchini noodles in place of ramen (It was so good so I’m going to share the recipe with you soon!) followed by a hot bath and heading to bed early. In a matter of two days I already feel better. It’s all about catching those nasty little bugs before they settle in for good.
Before the sniffles hit, however, I ran around the city in this get up and definitely looked like a New England gal and no longer like a city slicker but I loved it so whatever! I actually picked up this leopard print skirt between meetings on Friday for under $60 and am so happy that I did. It is so comfortable and looks higher end than it actually is (shhhh…).
Although the backpack makes my outfit look almost kitshy, I legitimately wear it every time I travel into the city and have to bring my lap top. If I don’t, my shoulder starts to hurt and that is so not worth it. Does that make me old? Function over form is ok! Although this leather backpack from Madewell has form as well so it’s a double win. For a more affordable identical bag, click here.
You might recognize the necklace as well because it looks similar to the coin version that I wear in like every other post. Julie Vos just added a new batch of pendants to her collection and I’m obsessed but this one is for sure my favorite… After the coin. They are definitely not cheap but if I could pick one piece of (costume) jewelry to wear for the rest of my life it would be one of these necklaces. They always look good and are so well made. I’ve had the coin for almost four years and even though it’s gold-plated, it still looks like solid gold which is something I haven’t seen before.
Photos by Andrea Posadas.
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Who knew stripes and animal print would look so cute paired together! Loving this look.
Adorable combo!! Glad you’re feeling better. I started to feel like I was getting sick earlier this week, but it was nothing a bunch of vitamins couldn’t fix 😉
Kristina does the Internets
I’m a big fan of pattern mixing and you do it so well here! I could happily wear an outfit like this to work and then to campus afterwards (part time uni student here!). Your backpack is cute and functional – double score! xx Rox-Anne, Celebratingthislife.ca
Love the outfit! And yes please to sharing that soup recipe, it sounds amazing! Dying to try it.
Love the print and pattern mixing plus casual and dressy vibes!
Pink Champagne Problems
I love a good leopard & stripe combo! And I think I need this skirt in my life 🙂